May 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum 
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum

TJC Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum at TJC provides students with a solid foundation of knowledge and academic skills which will assist them throughout life. Students planning to continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree can complete core curriculum courses designed to provide a sound background in the liberal arts. Students who successfully complete the TJC core curriculum can transfer that block of courses to any Texas public college or university. Articulation agreements with other Texas colleges and universities mean seamless transfer. TJC Core requirements are in 3-hour increments. However, some courses offered, such as Mathematics and Life and Physical Sciences, are 4-hour classes. Any overflow (extra) hours above the required Core of 42 hours will apply to the degree requirements.

Communications Core (6 Hrs)

Mathematics Core (3 Hrs)

Life and Physical Sciences Core (6 Hrs) *

Language, Philosophy and Culture Core (3 Hrs)

Creative Arts Core (3 Hrs)

American History Core (6 Hrs)

Government/Political Science Core (6 Hrs)

Social and Behavioral Sciences Core (3 Hrs)

Component Area Option Core (6 Hrs)


*Institution requires all core complete students to take ENGL 1301 , HIST 1301  and two lab sciences.